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this is another one of the late Burt Reynolds' best works from back in the day
he plays a cat burglar, Ernie reaching the end of his prime, when he runs into a younger thief, Mike he decides to teach him the ropes
the thing is he has a strict system in place; no personal spending when robbing the money, no personal connections to the job, no unemployment otherwise you have too much extra cash lying around
as you'd expect Mike wants to learn from the best smuggling as much money from one job to the next but he gets caught up in his own misguided ways
everything from buying a car to hookers to having a fancy apartment has Mike reconsider the whole profession
not a lot of laughs in this caper but Reynolds has such a quirky quality to him it's a throwback to his start as an actor, he's still got it
we're only as good as the job allows us to be, more people ruin their careers because of their bad habits, being a newbie to the game is one thing being a professional afterwards is another
a relaxing little flick that shows us the next generation can slowly pick up from the one before even though it takes time to fully master and craft those skills
If you only heard this premise you'd probably say no thanks and miss out on one fine movie.
Solid movie, could have used a better lead, Casey Siemaszko is just sort of strange and not very good. Otherwise pretty enjoyable.
Unusual buddy film as old hand burglar/safecracker Reynolds (thankfully lowkey for a change -
avoiding his usual big Cheesy Ham persona) takes in a
young guy and teaches him the
ropes of nighttime illegality. Its better than you might
think and also good on the difficult reality of actually breaking into a place designed to keep people out, quite unlike the plethora of Hollywood films that depict breaking and entering to be as easy as pulling a plastic card out of yer back pocket.
Burt Reynolds was good, not his usual style, that's about it.
The young guy who was in it more than Burt was so uninteresting, I almost turned off the film after half an hour, it's obviously meant to be his film, not Burt's, unfortunately he sucks at acting and the film fails to be entertaining because of that.
Avoid at all costs.
Well-acted and entertaining.
A fun caper movie. (Watch for a Harry Carey jr cameo)
Low-key in a good way, but it's not terribly memorable. It does have one of the best bad poetry jokes I've heard in a while, though.
Actually a pretty good movie.Better then I thought it was gonna be
Old time safe cracker trains younger safe cracker